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By Marian H. Feldman

Communities of Style examines the construction and move of moveable luxurious items during the Levant within the early Iron Age (1200–600 BCE). particularly it specializes in how societies in flux got here jointly round the fabric results of artwork and elegance, and their position in collective memory.

Marian H. Feldman brings her twin education as an artwork historian and an archaeologist to endure at the networks that have been necessary to the circulate and exchange of luxurious goods—particularly ivories and steel works—and how they have been additionally vital to neighborhood formation. The curiosity in, and relationships to, those artwork items, Feldman exhibits, ended in wide-ranging interactions and ameliorations either inside and among groups. finally, she argues, the creation and flow of luxurious items within the interval calls for a rethinking of our very geo-cultural notion of the Levant, in addition to its impression past what have typically been considered its borders.

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